The June 1950 issue of the teacher's professional publication, The Instructor,
featured a story on Menlo teacher Blanche Toles and her fourth grade
class. The students made circus figures from cardboard and tempera
paint, and read circus stories.
This photograph appeared in the Summerville News
in 1950 in a story about the school project. From left to right
(standing) are Nell Hamby, Bobby Simmons, Richard Romine, and Dale
Wofford; (seated) Margaret Crane, Peggy Copeland, Jennie Swanson, and
Another shot of the cardboard cutouts created by the Menlo students.
This photograph appeared in The Instructor
with the following caption: "In Menlo School, Chattooga County,
Georgia, Miss Blanche Tole's fourth grade cut these circus figures from
cardboard and painted them with tempera paint. Upper-grade students
enjoy making such figures for younger children."
Official recognition from Congressman Henderson Lanham.
Photographs and letters courtesy of Chattooga Library.
You can find another story about Menlo teacher Blanche Toles here.